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Mother and Daughter Fashion Show Extravaganza Announced
By Mother of God Church :: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 :: 86356 Views :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Community & Culture, Chaldean Churches

Michigan, USA - Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield, Michigan holds there 3rd annual Mother & Daughter Fashion Show Dinner Extravaganza.  “We want to celebrate the value and bond between mothers and daughters,” says Nadira Kannu, event chairwoman and Mother of God parish council member.  “All communities and cultures rest in the hands of mothers and daughters.  They sacrifice so much for their family and community.  They guide us and give us hope.  It is only fitting that we acknowledge how much we love them.”

Organizers of the event are also seeking nominations for the "Mother of the Year" essay contest.  Their theme this year is "Mama, No One Can Take Your Place". Writers can nominate any special ‘mother’ in their life including their own mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, niece or a friend.

Submission deadline for the event is Sunday, April 20, 2008. The essay should be a maximum of 800 words. All submissions should include your nominee’s name, address and telephone number as well as your own contact information. You can mail your essay or drop it off to: Mother of God Church, 25585  Berg Rd. Southfield, MI,48034 Attention: Linda or e-mail the essay to MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com
 
The winning Mom will be an honored and recognized guest at the 3rd Annual Mother and Daughter Fashion Show Dinner Gala, on May 7th at Shenandoah Country Club.  The winner and essay writer will also receive complimentary tickets to the event.
 
The fashion show gala will be held on May 7, 2008 at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Doors open at 5:30 and the fashion show will start at 8:00 p.m. in the evening.  The party will include full course gourmet meal, door prizes, gifts, raffles, dinner show, guest speaker, contest games and more.  Tickets for the event are available at the bargain of only $40.

“We anticipate having well over 500 mothers and daughters to this event,” says Kannu.  “The previous years we sold out in matter of weeks and because of the event is so popular many in the community wanted a bigger venue so more people could attend.  This year we decided to move the show to a bigger place.”

The event also invites families to consider placing their own announcement in the event booklet.  Special praises, memorials, poems, pictures, or messages to loved ones are strongly encouraged.  Businesses interested in advertising can also e-mail MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com.  Advertisement space is only $25 for a quarter page; $50 for half page; $100 for a whole page.

For photos of the previous Mother Daughter shows visit the Community Photo Album on www.CHALDEAN.org.

Sacred Heart Parish, MI USA

 

Sacred Heart Parish
310 W. Seven Mile. Rd.
Detroit, MI 48203
Tel: (313) 368-6214
Fax: (313) 891-0132

The parish was established by Rev. Jacob Yasso in 1973

Rev. Jacob Yasso

Rev. Jacob Yasso was born in the village of Telkaif, Iraq.  After completing high school he was recruited to Rome and Urbaniana University where he completed his Masters Degree in philosophy and Theology.  Fr. Yasso was ordained a priest in 1960 and served the Diocese of Mosul, where he worked in the public school system. Fr. Yasso was also asked by the Patriarch to teach at the Patriarchal Seminary in Baghdad, where he served as administrator, professor of philosophy and religious life, and rector of the minor seminary. 

In 1964, Fr. Yasso was appointed to the United States to serve the growing Chaldean community in Detroit.  There he served as the 4th Pastor of Mother of God Parish.  .  In 1972, the Patriarch charged Fr. Yasso with building a new parish for the Chaldeans in Detroit.  In taking great pains to care for the community Fr. Yasso accelerated the development of a new church and community center.  In 1975, Fr. Yasso completed the development of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit and shortly thereafter he added the Chaldean Center of America in 1980, 

A few years later in 1982, Fr. Yasso was asked to assist the late Fr. Kattoula at St. Peter’s Church in San Diego, CA.  Before long, Fr. Yasso was once again recruited to Rome to study new Canon Law of the Church.  While in Rome Fr. Yasso completed his third Masters Degree in Church Law, making him the only Chaldean priest trained in Canon Law. 

In 1988, the Patriarch and Vatican authorities asked Fr. Yasso to travel to Canada and establish a parish and community center.  While there he served as a Tribunal Judge for the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Four years later Fr. Yasso returned to Sacred Heart church in Detroit to help care for the remaining Chaldean community residence in the Detroit area.  To this day, Fr. Yasso continues to serve as the parish pastor creating activities and advising the City of Detroit on community related matters. 

Fr. Yasso is a member of the International WYCLIF Bible translators, since 1975, and has completed the translation of the New Testament from Greek and Aramaic into Arabic and spoken Chaldean.   The publication of his scholarly work is set to be released soon.